Every year we look forward to Family Tree DNA’s DNA Day sale which starts today and ends April 25th.
This year, virtually everything is on sale – single tests, bundles of different tests, upgrades and even SNP packs for Y DNA testers.
For those who need a primer on the different kinds of tests, the article 4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy is a quick read.
Bundles are great values.
If you’ve already taken a Y DNA test, now’s the time to upgrade!
I wrote about the Big Y-500 to Big Y-700 upgrade and what to expect here.
Know what you want already?
Click here to order!
If you’re a new customer, purchase from the main page.
If you already have an account, sign in and click on “Add Ons and Upgrades” at the top right above the banner on your personal page.
Even SNP Packs for Advanced Y Testers are on Sale
Please note that if you have taken or upgrade to the Big Y test, you don’t need to purchase a SNP pack.
SNP packs are an upgrade for those men who have already tested Y DNA STR panels 12, 25, 37, 67 or 111 who seek to verify haplogroup branches on the Y tree without taking the Big Y test. The good news is that SNP packs are less expensive than the Big Y. The bad news is that SNP packs test only a fraction of the available SNPs and they make no new discoveries. If you’re uncertain about what to purchase, I would recommend talking to your surname or haplogroup administrator about your goals for testing.
My personal preference is for the Big Y-700 because of the advanced testing capabilities, the additional STR markers, additional matches and the fact that discoveries can be made with the Big Y test. In other words, new SNPs, meaning potential new haplogroups can be discovered with the Big Y, while SNP packs test existing SNPs to place a person further down on the tree.
If you’re interested in SNP packs, they are almost never on sale, but they are now.
If you want to order a SNP pack, click here to sign on to your account, then click on the blue upgrade button beside your Y DNA results.
Next, you’ll see several selections, so click on “Buy Now” under Advanced Tests.
Next, select SNP Pack.
Then choose the appropriate SNP pack for your haplogroup and testing goals.
No matter which tests you select, you’ll be enjoying the results and new matches soon!
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